December 26, 2016//4:54 pm
The power transformer in the Erhard Substation failed yesterday evening and the co-op's portable substation was installed to restore power. Today, crews have been working to overcome technical difficulties between the portable sub and existing system protection relay system.
Crews say to expect power to be restored and interrupted a couple of times before final restoration about 8:00 PM.
We understand the inconvenience, particularly during the holidays, and sincerely appreciate your patience. Prayers going out to the crews as they work toward a successful restoration.
December 25, 2016//11:41 pm
Crews continue to work on the Erhard Substation and the latest estimate to restore power is about 2:41 AM. Other crews continue to work on outages throughout our service territory. We appreciate your patience as they work safely to restore power.
November 8, 2016//5:57 PM
The source of the outage Tuesday evening was an issue at the bulk transmission substation located at Frazee. It affected the following LREC substations: Frazee, Dora, Dent, Perham, Burlington, Evergreen & Butler.
AUGUST 4, 2016 // 8:15 PM
There are still some members without power but outage restoration continues. We are estimating power to be restored around 5:00 p.m. Go to our Outage Map at http://outagemap.lrec.coop/ for outage information.
August 4, 2016 // 8:15 AM
Crews have been working since early morning to restore scattered outages from the storms. Broken poles and downed wires are reported in the Northeastern and Southeastern part of our service area. We hope to have outages restored by early afternoon.
IMPORTANT: Stay away from downed lines and report dangerous situations. If your power is off, call 800-552-7658 to report your outage.